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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why SIU?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me about your heritage (I am a URM)" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What would you do if [ethical situation]?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about how you picked your schools. What was your thought process for picking a certain school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you were a surgeon, and you had a patient who was severely injured. You know with surgery, you have a 10% chance of saving the patient. Do you offer the surgery to the family, or do you withhold the information?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied here, read the SIU website, reread my own essays and personal statements" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody is genuinely friendly at the school" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being in a different city for the first year" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The building where the admissions office is located is very confusing. Also, the groups of students are very small (we had 4 total)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" The first interview is with a member of the admissions committee. They have an open file interview with you. The second interview is with a faculty member who is not on the admissions committee. They only have basic biographical information and your secondary essays. That interview is more open-ended." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Drury

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Alert students to the fact that the building that interviews are held in are very confusing for new" Report Response

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